Tips & Tools for Parents

May 1, 2015

Turn Off That Screen!

Limit Screen Time for your Children Children over two years old should spend no more than 1 to 2 hours a day on screen media of any kind. Children under two should not use screen media at all. Excessive exposure of children to screen media is associated with impaired childhood development and childhood obesity. Most children […]

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April 29, 2015

He’s wearing a dress!!!

Why does he love to dress like a girl? Same reason he loves to dress up like a superhero. Are you concerned when your preschool age son dresses up like a girl or your daughter paints on a mustache? Preschool children love to dress-up and pretend. Don’t’ stifle it. Let them go! Opposite gender dress-up […]

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April 13, 2015

Do you know the 5-2-1-0 rule?

The 5-2-1-0 rule says we should am for: 5 or more fruits and vegetables. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins and minerals, important for supporting growth and development and for optimal immune function in children. High daily intakes of fruits and vegetables among adults are associated with lower rates of chronic diseases […]

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